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the government hit the debt ceiling at the end of december, but treasury secretary tim geithner was able to extend government funding through february 15. republicans want big spending cuts in exchange for raising the borrowing limit. president obama says he will not negotiate with congress paying its own bills. >>> did you see a big difference? the first paycheck of the new year brought surprises and raised eyebrows for at love people all over the country. as pam cook reports in our newsroom, it's not a good surprise, pam. it's expected to have a big impact on the economy. >> reporter: yes, it is. the country did not fall off that fiscal cliff but as a result, some people say it feels like their personal budgets did. the federal compromise means tax breaks for social security and medicare expire. for singles earning $200,000 a year, couples earning $250,000 a year, that translates to about a 2% cut to their take- home pay. one man said he and his wife are losing nearly $300 a month. that's their car payment or groceries for the month. the nonpartisan tax policy center estimates that 77%
that time is running short to raise the nation's debt ceiling and that failing to act would be irresponsible. he made the comments this morning during the last press conference of his first term. the president said he wants to make it clear that raising the debt ceiling will not raise -- he warned that if congressional republicans fail to approve legislation to pay america's bills on time, everything from social security checks to veterans benefits could be delayed. >> last time they flirted with this delay our aaa credit rating was downgraded. our business have created the fewest jobs of any month in the past three years. and ironically the whole fiasco actually haded to the deaf -- actually added to the deficit. >> reporter: president obama is reviewing a list of proposals from joe biden about how to reduce gun violence. the two met earlier today to go over the vice president's recommendations over how to tighten tougher gun laws. among the proposals under consideration are a ban on assault weapons and high capacity ammunition clips. here in the bay area gun buy back is scheduled for tomor
if congress doesn't raise the debt ceiling. president obama says he will not negotiate this issue with congress but republicans want any increase in the debt ceiling to be tied to spending cuts. >>> the issue here is whether or not america pays its bills. we are not a deadbeat nation. and so -- there is a very simple solution to this. >> now, in a statement, john boehner indicated the republican party is prepared for a fight. he said "the consequences of failing to increase the debt ceiling are rule but so are the consequences of allowing our spending problem to go unresolved." >>> state lawmakers in sacramento are closely watching this debate in washington. the concern is that if congress doesn't act on the debt ceiling, the national economy could dip and that would likely have a negative effect on california's budget numbers. push >> the biggest risk to our forecast or the analysts' forecasts could come next month and that's from washington, d.c. >> the 2013 budget release by governor brown showed a surplus for the first time in many years and that was thanks to new tax revenue
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